Dr Michael Watson

MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, MPH&TM

Special Practice Responsibilities
Microbiologist

Specialty

Microbiology

Phone number

(08) 9371 4501

Email: mwatson@clinipath.net

Dr Michael Watson graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1988. He completed his fellowship in Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases at British Columbia's Children's hospital in Vancouver, Canada in 1994, and was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1995.

He then returned to Western Australia and trained in clinical microbiology at Royal Perth, King Edward and Princess Margaret Hospitals. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 1997. 

He has subsequently completed a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University in 2001, whilst working as an infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. His main area of research interest has been in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and in particular pneumoccoccal disease. 

In 1996, he established the Vaccine Impact Surveillance Network in Western Australia and, in 1999, the NSW Pneumococcal Reference Laboratory.

He has worked at St John of God Pathology as an infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist, and currently has a clinical private practice in general infectious diseases at Hollywood Private Hospital and the WA Specialist Clinic.

His areas of special interest in clinical medicine include recurrent staphylococcal infections in all age groups (including community acquired MRSA), orthopaedic infections and paediatric infectious diseases.

Dr Watson lectures medical students in clinical microbiology at Notre Dame University.